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Senator Sakaja Surrenders to Kilimani Police Station



Nairobi County senator Johnson Sakaja has presented himself at Kilimani Police Station after police launched a manhunt.

The broadcaster further revealed that the senator was being represented by his Makueni counterpart Mutula Kilonzo.

In a video seen by KenyaOnlineNews.Com, Sakaja arrived in the company of his lawyer and another small crowd who escorted him to the police station’s door.

Speaking to the press at the station, he conceded to breaking the Covid-19 directives issued by the Ministry of Health.

“I take responsibility for having flouted the COVID-19 rules, I was outside my home past 9PM…It is regrettable but all of us make mistakes,” stated Sakaja.

The senator had earlier denied claims, via a tweet, that he spent the night of Friday, July 17 at Kilimani Police Station, Nairobi.

The senator was being sought by police to record a statement after he reportedly went missing.

Earlier, Nairobi police boss Philip Ndolo, following his release on Saturday, said the senator had promised to present himself to the police but had since gone AWOL.

“He has not recorded the statement. I am sure he will be recording anytime. We don’t know his whereabouts. He said he would present himself to the police. We hope he will keep his word,” Ndolo told the Star.

Reports indicate that he has been seeking refuge at a senior civil servant’s Karen home to escape spending the weekend in a police cell.

Sakaja had allegedly threatened to instigate the transfer of officers involved in his drunken arrest within 24 hours.

A police report also shows that at the time of his arrest, the lawmaker who has close ties with the President, became violent.



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Mandera Residents Oppose Creation of Sub County



Mandera County residents have petitioned the High court to declare Kutulo Sub-county non-existent.
They want the court to declare the process by which the Sub-county was created illegal, null and void.
The more than 400 residents, through lawyer Allan Kibet led by Mr Yussuf Surraw, filed the petition  in Nairobi challenging the creation of Kutulo Sub-county.
They have sued the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Interior, Dr Fred Matiang’i, and Attorney General Kihara Kariuki for allegedly acting with impunity to create a sub-county with administrative units without considering key factors as laid down by the Constitution.
A special gazette notice created Kutulo Sub-county which was initially part of Mandera Central Sub-county together with other units.
According to the petitioners, the government on December 20, 2016 through a special Gazzete Notice No. 10581, Vol. CXVIII-No 60 and on June 21, 2017 through the Special Gazette Notice No. 5853, Vol. CXIX-No 80 created Administrative Units as Delivery Coordination units under the Provision of Section 14 (1) and (3) of the National Government Coordination Act, 2013 with the approval of the President.
The petitioners noted that members of the public were not accorded reasonable opportunity to get acquainted with the issue and give their contribution before the creation of Kutulo Sub-county.
The petitioners, however, claim that the creation of these administrative units was done in violation of the law and without public participation.
Mr Surraw in his supporting affidavit accused the government of failing to consider the population of the Sub-county, the size of the area and community interest as required by the law.
According to Mr Surraw, Kutulo is scarcely populated with some administrative units being unoccupied yet they have administrative officers.
The Mandera County Government, County Commissioner and the Deputy County Commissioner Kutulo Sub-county have been listed as interested parties in the case.
The High Court directed the petitioners to serve respondents with the documents and return for directions on September 17.
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SENATE: Nurses to Go on Strike over Counties Budget Allocation Controversy



Nurses have threatened to go on strike if the Senate fails to pass and approve the controversial third basis revenue formula for counties.

The Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) Secretary-General Seth Panyako said the has issued a seven-day strike notice to that effect.

Panyako said the continued delay by the Senate to approve the Sh316 billion equitable distribution of funds to the counties has led to an unnecessary delay of remittance of salaries to nurses in some counties.

“We warn the government that we together with all health workers and other county public servants, we will bring this country to its knees on Monday, August 10th, 2020, if these issues are not addressed with the urgency that they deserve and specifically the issue of the salary arrears for the last three months,” Panyako warned.

He said it was regrettable that the monies are yet to reach the counties especially during this period when the nurses are actively involved in the fight against coronavirus.

“Our nurses and doctors are being infected by this virus and they are not even able to pay their rent or buy food because their salaries are being delayed due to some selfishness. We will not put our lives at risk if our dignity and respect are not observed,” Panyako said.

Panyako further called on the Senate not to allow any reduction of County Revenue Allocation, saying that may lead to laying off workers, failure to promote nurses, and other health workers further calling for the employment of 7000 jobless nurses to join the fight against coronavirus.

Council of Governors (CoG) Chairperson Wycliffe Oparanya has warned that service delivery at the counties will be halted if the ongoing disagreement on Revenue Allocation Formula by senators persists.

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Wanyonyi Distributes Food to 400 Families in NITD,Mwimuto



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Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi hands over a food hamper to Grace Musau from Kabete NITD.

Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi distributes relief food packs to 400 vulnerable families in his constituency. Specifically, 200 families hail from Kabete NITD camp. Similarly, 200 families came from Mwimuto informal settlement.

Uniquely, the packs contain food ratios as well as sanitation material such as soaps. Mr Wanyonyi said that he will continue reaching out to donors to cushion economically vulnerable families.

“Many people are constrained and sitting at home in despair. I want us to work together by handing over this little provision for your families,” said MP Tim Wanyonyi.

Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi presides over the food donation to Mwimuto Residents.


With this in mind, he explained the far reaching economic impact among many of his constituents. Additionally, the legislator cautioned the residents to protect themselves against COVID-19.

As has been noted, he reiterated the virus as a real and therefore the need to adjust to the new normal. Equally important, Hon Wanyonyi asked the beneficiaries to comply with government regulations.

Not to mention: Washing hands; Sanitizing hands; Putting on masks; Social distancing; Avoiding social places among other measures.

“Do not go to crowded places to have a good time especially without donning a mask. Kindly be careful and embrace hand sanitization and other safety regulations,” said Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi.

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Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi makes his remarks while distributing food to Mwimuto residents.


On another note, the soft spoken MP requested parents to diligently take care of their children. At the same time, the second term member of national assembly has put in place several measures to avert the spread of COVID-19 in his constituency.

“Do not leave your children to walk in any manner. I have seen some young girls on the road begging for money. Do you think they will be given money without an asking price?” asked Mr Wanyonyi.

In the first place, he has led several food drives in the constituency. Secondly, Hon Wanyonyi has installed several hand washing points across various residential areas.

Thirdly, the Westlands MP has put in place a sanitization booth in Kangemi. Fourthly, the hardworking MP has established a clean running water system in Githogoro informal settlements.

Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi presides over distribution of food to Mwimuto residents.

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